posted on Jan, 8 2005 @ 05:15 PM
The first Valencia-Levante derby in 40 years ended with the three points staying at a fervent Mestalla thanks to a 2-1 scoreline.
Claudio Ranieri's men moved to within seven points of leaders Barcelona and extended their unbeaten run to eight games.
Athletic Bilbao were held to a 1-1 draw away to basement club Numancia on Saturday night. Asier Del Horno put the Basques in front on the stroke of
half-time but Luis Garcia Tevenet levelled matters midway through the second period. A point is not enough to lift Numancia off the bottom while
Bilbao are up to eighth.
In the night's early game, Getafe claimed a goalless draw away at high-flying Sevilla.